Junie's Place: Poem: Life's Greatest Treasures

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Poem: Life's Greatest Treasures





Life’s Greatest Treasures


Life’s greatest treasures
money can’t buy…
the green of a hillside…
the blue of the sky…

birds on the wing…
the sound of their singing…
the promise of Spring
and all it is bringing…

the magic of winter…
the beauty of fall…
and each golden summer…
the thrill of it all…

the wonder of nature…
the fragrance of flowers…
the softness of kittens…
the freshness of showers!

Life’s greatest treasures…
the pleasure of seeing
a garden in bloom
or just the pleasure of ‘Being!’

The faces of children…
their sweet bloom of youth…
their honesty and goodness…
their beauty and truth.

The comfort of our home,
though humble and small.
The love of my family,
the greatest of all.


June Kellum
1973

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16 Comments:

At 7:54 PM , Blogger Sue said...

This was beautiful and well written Junie
:-)

 
At 7:57 PM , Blogger JunieRose said...

Thanks, Sue,

It's from many years back...

 
At 9:29 PM , Blogger Tammy said...

Beautiful and so true!!!
:-D

 
At 9:31 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Thanks, Tammy,

Junie

 
At 10:11 PM , Blogger mreddie said...

So true the love of a family is a great treasure. Those flowers are treasures as well. ec

 
At 10:15 PM , Blogger JunieRose said...

Thanks so much for reading my poems!

...yes, our families and flowers are among our greatest treasures!

June

 
At 11:07 PM , Blogger Margaret said...

Lovely poem and photos, thanks also for visit and comments to my page also bithday wishes, Margaret

 
At 11:13 PM , Blogger JunieRose said...

Hello Margaret,

Thanks for stopping by and hope you will come again! (I also have 2 more blogs -on my side bar) One , devoted just to poetry- the other is about my early life with my mom and family.

I'll visit you again too!

Junie

 
At 12:17 AM , Blogger Joy Des Jardins said...

This is a wonderful poem Junie....and OH those flowers...what a lovely complement to your lovely poem.

 
At 1:41 AM , Blogger Peter said...

That is a great post June, lovely poem and lovely images too.

 
At 9:14 AM , Blogger JunieRose said...

Thanks for reading, Peter.

;0 THAT'S A POEM I wrote many years ago. as you can see by the date...long before I knew I'd have a blog to put it on someday! haha!

The pictures are recent, tho.

June

 
At 9:17 AM , Blogger JunieRose said...

Joy,

Thank you so much for reading my poems
and all your nice comments! :)

Junie Rose

 
At 9:21 PM , Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Life sure does have great treasures. It is easy for us to focus on the negative things that happen in life, but we should never forget the wonderful things life has brought to us.

Your water lilies are gorgeous.

 
At 9:28 PM , Blogger JunieRose said...

Hi Jamie Dawn,

Simple things have always brought me much pleasure!

Thanks for looking at my poems and pics! :)

Junie

 
At 4:55 AM , Blogger Merle said...

Hello June ~ Lovely poem and photos as
we come to expect from you.
Congratulations on the broadband - it is
much quicker than dial up. Enjoy it.
Thanks for your visit and comments.
Take care, Love, Merle.

 
At 9:36 AM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Merle,

Thanks for coming over! I'm glad you enjoy my pictures and poems- etc- because I enjoy doing all this stuff!

LOL- and just think- I will be able to do it all 40 times faster real soon!! haha


Junie

 

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